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01-24-2018 05:40 PM

Kitchen Island trim - 12 replies

I am in the process of building new kitchen cabinets. My wife spotted this trim on a TV show. I am wondering if someone has a good safe way to reproduce it. I thought about cutting wooden balls in half but this seems like an unsafe maneuver. Maybe it is done with a router? Any ideas how to replicate this trim? Thanks for your helpBrian

04-06-2016 08:37 PM

V-Drum type or Thickness sander? - 4 replies

A few years ago I built a sand flea type V drum sander. Works Well but I was wondering if I should have built a thickness sander instead. It does take a lot of passes over the top to get is smooth. It looks like it maybe easier and quicker to use the other style. Was wondering others opinion. Thanks Brian

08-21-2014 05:58 PM

1/4" flat pannel for doors? - 10 replies

Making kitchen cabinets and was wondering if I was taking a risk by making the flat panel in the doors 1/4” I am ripping down the cherry hoping to get 3/8 thickness before surfacing. Gluing up the panels. I am thinking of making the panels as close to 3/8 as I can . My main question is the reason flat panel is usually raised panel t...

01-19-2014 03:56 PM

Planer Boging down - 41 replies

History Bought a used 15” Grizzley imitation planer. When I bought it I was running on extension cords in my old shop. When I ran anything thru I could only take off 1/32 or 1/16 max without it bogging down and popping the circuit breaker. Now I have run a separate circuit in my new shop (110) and replaced the cord coming out of the p...

11-15-2012 07:55 PM

Harvesting a piano - 11 replies

I was wondering if anyone has tried ” Harvesting a piano” I see them on Craigs list for free, often And some of them have beautiful wood. It does seem like it would be a lot of effort. But great pieces of wood for lots of different projects. Brian

11-06-2012 11:34 PM

Vacuum chuckon a Harbor freight - 0 replies

Has anyone made or used a vacuum chuck on the Harbor freight larger lathe? There is no fly wheel and I am not sure how one would be attached. Any one do this? Brian

12-30-2011 04:27 AM

Scroll saw repair. - 4 replies

I am changing the upper blade holder on my Makita scroll saw. They are held on with a “roll pin” Hollow pin made of a short length of flat rolled into a hollow pin. Removal is my question. How to push the pin out. Probably not a good description but…. Brian Milwaukee

12-12-2011 07:41 PM

15" planer slow motor start - 10 replies

I bought my 15” Grizley -Delta clone and it bogged down when more than a 1/4 turn of the wheel. Thought it was the blades. Replaced them and set up the planer so all rollers etc were in the “correct” placement. When I start the planer it takes maybe 10 seconds for the motor to get going at full speed. It seems to have slowed...

12-07-2011 06:09 PM

Circle Jig - 12 replies

I have seen many circle jigs for both he band saw and other tools. My problem is I do not want to drill a center hole in my project in order to cut it in a circle. I thought about double stick tape to tape a block with a hole in it to the work piece but centering the block and avoiding the work piece tilting seems to be an issue. Any ideas? ...

12-01-2011 04:22 AM

Grizz planer- putting chip braker on - 1 reply

I have a Grizzly 15” planer made under another name. I got it used worked OK but needed to change the blades, So I thought I would clean it all up and pulled the rod out that holds the chip breaker. It slipped out easily but now I want to put it back and the rod is difficult to thread thru the “rod holder tube” and I cannot get...

10-12-2011 01:36 AM

15" planer boging down. - 13 replies

I just bought what I thought was a pretty good deal. About a 15 year old 2 HP 15” Grizzley copy (Grizzley manual is identical to this planer) Looks like new, very little usage. Running a piece of cherry thru and anything more than a 1/4 turn bogs down and stops. I thought the belts may be old or warn and slipping but that is not the case...

07-05-2011 06:30 PM

Drying wood chunks - 4 replies

I read a bunch of threads about drying wood. I have some fire wood size logs and want to dry them. I read about sealing the ends to try to stop cracking. My understanding is that the ends dry faster than the middle. What about slicing off the outside 2 edges that would make the top and bottom of where I will eventually cut my planks? Would openi...

09-14-2010 12:13 AM

Holding shaft in place - 1 reply

I am building a v drum sander. I have the 5/8” shaft mounted into 2 pillowblock bearings. When the motor starts the shaft slides in and out of the pillow block. I need a ? coulette with allen screw on each side of the bearings? Not sure what it is called that I need to hold the shaft in place or where to buy it. No luck at a hardware sto...

06-08-2010 02:32 AM

adjusting Jet jointer - 9 replies

I have a jet closed stand jointer (JJ-6csx) and cannot get the infeed table high enough. I turn the crank on the infeed table and it will only go just past the 1/8 mark. Lubed the threads, but cannot turn it an more. Could the blades be set high? I bought it used and have never changed the blades Brian

04-19-2010 09:46 PM

Pool Table - 3 replies

Has anyone built a pool table? I have the slate up against a tree in my back yard. Done some Googling, but wondering if anyone here has made one? Thanks Brian

04-10-2010 06:23 PM

Motor for a sander - 6 replies

I am making a V drum sander and I need an RPM of 1725. I salvaged a treadmill for free on Craigs list (Heavy to move out of the guys basement). The motor is 6750RPM . Is there a way to run it at 1725RPM. I know it has variable speed, but I do not think I can use the controls for the treadmill to control my sander. Any ideas? ThanksBrian

02-08-2010 06:24 PM

Flatmster sander - 3 replies

I saw the Flatmaster sander at the Milwaukee woodworking show and it seemed quite nice. I thought about the kit, but it seemed rather expensive. I was wondering if any one had one, how would they make the drum on their own. Does not seem too difficult to make without buying the kit? Is the drum that comes with it hard or soft like rubber glued t...

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